The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is requesting proposals for a public art installation to be located in the City of Cedar Rapids Convention Center and U.S. Cellular Center Complex. An enclosed glass room that protrudes over 1st Avenue NE, commonly referred to as “the Lantern,” has been selected by the VAC as the future location of a high-profile work of public art that will further the mission of the VAC by enhancing the vitality and identity of the community, thereby improving the quality of life of those who live in or visit Cedar Rapids. The Lantern serves as the downtown view terminus to our community’s “main street,” 3rd Street SE, and thus is one of the most visible sites in Cedar Rapids.
The selection committee will show preference for artwork that utilizes programmable, kinetic, and colorful eco-friendly lighting. The proposed artwork must be site-specific, taking into account the site’s various elements. The artwork must not exceed the allotted budget of $100,000, including creation, transportation, and installation.
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